Pursuant to sections 4, 11, and 17 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 USC 1753, 1759a and 1766), section 4 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 USC 1773) and 7 CFR 226.4, 226.12 and 226.13 of the program regulations, notice is hereby given of the new payment rates for institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). As provided for under the law, all rates in the CACFP must be revised annually, on July 1, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor, for the most recent 12-month period. These rates are in effect during the period July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.
The following national average payment factors and food service payment rates for meals and snacks are in effect from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. All amounts are expressed in dollars or fractions thereof. Due to a higher cost of living, the reimbursements for Alaska and Hawaii are higher than those for all other states. The District of Columbia, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam use the figures specified for the contiguous states. These rates do not include the value of USDA Foods or cash-in-lieu of USDA Foods, which institutions receive as additional assistance for each lunch or supper served to participants under the Program. A notice announcing the value of USDA Foods and cash-in-lieu of USDA Foods is published separately in the Federal Register.
Adjustments to the national average payment rates for all meals served under the Child and Adult Care Food Program are rounded down to the nearest whole cent.